In November 2015, the Israeli government outlawed the northern branch of the Islamic Movement in the country, using British Mandate-era “Emergency Regulations” to do so. Following this decision, a number of organisations deemed to be affiliated with the group were closed and their premises were raided by the Israeli authorities.
This report looks at 10 such institutions proscribed recently by Israel. They have been providing a diverse range of services for Palestinian citizens of Israel, including: higher education support, religious studies, medical assistance, poverty alleviation and support for small businesses. Their closure is likely to have a profoundly negative effect on Israel’s non-Jewish citizens.
- Iqraa – supporting education in the Arab community
- Hiraa Foundation for Qur’an Memorisation
- Humanitarian Relief Foundation
- Eamar Association for Economic Development
- The Negev Foundation for Land and Man
- Jaffa Charity Foundation
- Al-Takaful (Social Solidarity) Foundation
- Al-Masra Fund
- Alresalah (The Message) Foundation for Publishing and Media
- Al-Aqsa Foundation for Religious Endowments and Heritage